Things are going good. I was really tired this morning but my amazing wife Jenn helped get out of bed and reminded me of my goal. I think my biggest struggle at this point is going to bed at 10pm. I have not been able to do that yet. I know a big part of weight loss is getting 8 hours of sleep, but I find that when I lay down to go to bed I start checking my email, facebook, blogs, and Spark People. So starting tonight I am going to focus on really going to bed on time so it is not such a struggle to wake up.
This morning I got started a little later than I wanted, so I talked myself into only walking a mile instead of my set route I made last night. And then Eminem's song Not Afraid played on my iPod.
I'm not afraid to take a stand
Everybody come take my hand
We'll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just let you know that, you're not alone
Holla if you feel that you've been down the same road
And I just can't keep living this way
So starting today, I'm breaking out of this cage
I'm standing up, Imma face my demons
I'm manning up, Imma hold my ground
I've had enough, now I'm so fed up
Time to put my life back together right now
How can you cut corners and do something half way after you hear that. It helped me refocus and pushed me that extra .8 miles I had planned this morning. With walking/running in the morning and walking at lunch I am logging over 3.5 miles a day! That is over a 5k! I know it isn't running a consistent 5k in one setting, but my body is getting used to moving that much in a day and that is a good foundation I am setting.
I am also proud of myself. Last night for my brother and sister birthday party we went to Nakatos. This is by far one of my most favorite places to eat and let me tell you... I can put some food down when I am there. It is a Japanese Steak House where they cook the food in front of you and it is amazing. I am happy to report I only ordered the veggies and didn't eat the fried rice! I didn't squash my hunger I just curved it and stayed in my calorie goal for the day.
I am also happy to report that after dinner we went to my parents house for Cupcakes..... These are no ordinary cupcakes... These are specialty cupcakes and every bite is 5000 calories and taste like heaven. BUT I DIDN'T GIVE IN. Even when my sister and wife brought be one! I was strong and I faced that cupcake like Gandalf and yelled "You shall not pass!"